Kirigalpotta is the second highest peak in Sri Lanka and the trail to the summit of Kirigalpotta is arguably the best nature trail in Horton Plains. The trek is not too tough (but not easy either) and will let you experience all aspects of the unique and fragile eco-system of Horton Plains National Park. Kirigalpotta, lies about 7km due west of along the trail behind the visitors’ center (Farr Inn), at 2392m above sea level. The trail goes through areas of wet grass land, cloud forests and scrubs at the summit. A wide variety of beautiful wild flowers can also be seen during the hike.

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The last 100 m of the climb can be challenging; to reach the summit point you have to climb along the edge of the wet, moss covered slab-rock which lay at a 30-degree angle dropping into a bottomless chasm and have to cross a small forest patch at the very top. The summit is often being covered in mist and during September to November strong winds will also be experienced which adds to the risk of this final climb.

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Just over 30 km away from Jetwing St. Andrew’s, Nuwara Eliya – enjoy an excursion to the summit of Kirigalpotta with Jetwing! Read more about the excursions offered at: